On Sunday, 90-year-old Peggy McCay, who starred as Caroline Brady for 35 years on Days of Our Lives died of natural causes. 

McCay’s costar and close friend, Deidre Hall made the announcement on Facebook.

Our dearest Peggy McCay has left us. She was a friend, an activist and a real scrapper!! I remember meeting her at the…


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Posted by The Deidre Hall Fan Page on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

McCay studied with Lee Strasberg in New York and later helped set up his west coast acting studio, which was attended by Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Paul Newman. Early in her career, McCay also won an OBIE for Best “Off-Broadway” Young Actress of the Year for her performance in “Uncle Vanya.” 

McCay has appeared in many television shows, including Maverick, The Andy Griffith Show, Perry Mason, Gunsmoke, L.A. Law, Cold Case, Lou Grant and The Trials of Rosie O’Neill, which she won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

McCay is best remembered by her role as Caroline Brady on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives, in which she received four Daytime Emmy nominations over her 35-year career. 


Many of her costars from the soap opera paid tribute to McCay over Instagram and Twitter.


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